Man Utd star Kobbie Mainoo has a famous TV brother and we’re only just realising | Football

Mainoo is shining for United this season (Picture: Getty)

Manchester United star Kobbie Mainoo is enjoying a fairytale breakout season with the Premier League giants this term.

Such has been his performances for Erik ten Hag’s men this campaign, the 18 year-old midfielder was called up to the England senior squad on Tuesday after a sensational U-turn by Gareth Southgate.

And given the sheer publicity that Mainoo’s inclusion in England’s squad for the upcoming friendlies against Brazil and Belgium has generated, fans are only starting to realise that he actually has a famous sibling.

Mainoo’s brother, Jordan Mainoo-Hames, appeared as a contestant on Love Island in 2019.

The penny only dropped when an old tweet from Jordan was uncovered by eagle-eyed fans.

Taking to Twitter when Mainoo made his Manchester United debut for the Under-18s three years ago, Jordan said: ‘Proud big bro moment [for real].’

The 28 year-old entered the Mallorca villa as a bombshell during the third week of the hit ITV show.

Jordan Mainoo-Hames on Love Island

Jordan had a spell in the villa back in 2019 (Picture: Getty)

Jordan Mainoo-Hames on Love Island

Jordan and Anna Vakili struck up a relationship before it came crashing down (Picture: Getty)

Jordan started a relationship with fellow contestant Anna Vakili, but their union was short lived when he made a play instead for India Reynolds.

That seemingly didn’t go down too well with the viewers either, as Jordan was soon booted off the show via the public vote.

Not that Jordan has any regrets from how it all panned out, with the former Love Islander insisting that he wouldn’t change anything about his time on the show.

‘Me and Anna got on really well, she’s a beautiful girl. She’s got a lot of things I love in a girl but when someone else came in, it made me sit back and think that I could have something missing with Anna,’ Jordan told Heatworld last year.

Jordan Mainoo-Hames

Jordan now works in the world of fashion (Picture: Getty)

‘I have zero regrets whatsoever. Ever since I walked into the villa, I was attracted to Anna from the start and throughout the whole process and when I made her my girlfriend, it was because all the signs were there for me to make her my girlfriend.’

‘I’ve still got feelings for her, she’s a great girl and she is beautiful. I just had this feeling which made me sit back and think something was missing, I just felt like I had to voice it. Everything I have done has been based on the way I was feeling. In that environment, your emotions can change quite quickly.’

Since leaving Love Island, Jordan has entered into the world of fashion, working with the likes of Vogue and Louis Vuitton.

Jordan, who along with Mainoo heralds from Manchester, is now in a relationship with model Millie Hannah.

Jordan’s younger brother has made 23 appearances for United in all competitions this season and has now cemented himself as one of the first names on Ten Hag’s teamsheet.

Mainoo’s stellar performance in United’s dramatic 4-3 win over Liverpool at the weekend only added to the avalanche of calls for Mainoo to be handed a spot in the Three Lions’ senior squad.

Mainoo has represented England at every level up to the Under-21s, and an impressive showing in either of the upcoming friendly games will only serve to boost his chances of being included in the final 23-man squad for Euro 2024.


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